Hampton Sides is the author of numerous bestselling works of narrative history and is an award-winning contributor to such publications as Outside, National Geographic, and The New Yorker. His 2001 World War II narrative Ghost Soldiers has sold more than a million copies worldwide. Blood and Thunder, his history of Kit Carson and the conquest of the West, was named one of the Ten Best Books of 2007 by Time magazine. Hampton's most recent bestseller, Hellhound on His Trail, about the hunt for MLK assassin James Earl Ray, is under development with Universal Pictures. A frequent lecturer at universities and literary conferences and a consultant to numerous PBS documentaries, Sides is a fellow of Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the Edwards Media Program at Stanford, and serves on the board of directors of the Author’s Guild. A native of Memphis and a graduate of Yale, he lives in Santa Fe.